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Tara Chiazza

Tara Chiazza

Position: Manager of Social Work

Organization: Anaheim Regional Medical Center


What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
Tara Chiazza has been the manager of social services at Anaheim Regional Medical Center for the last 2 years. During this time she is also responsible for the care of our most critical patients in the ICU. She has served our senior population and their families with many issues from transitioning their care from our ICU to compassionately attending to end of life issues. She has also served our patient population and hospital by working with the Orange County Disaster response team.

Why should this person be nominated
Tara has the ability to be calm and compassionate in the worst of circumstances. Recently we had a situation where a patient had been brought to our facility in a very bad way. She was able to contact the patient's family member who was out of town and deliver some very distressing news in a compassionate manner. She was able to give them the facts surrounding the situation and provide support and care while offering solutions to assist the family with tough decisions regarding the care of their family member. She also interfaced with county agencies ensuring the safety and care of other potential patients. Tara is passionate about providing support and care for our patients. She does this by helping seniors and their families make the right decisions about the direction of their care while compassionately providing them with accurate information and all of their options for continued care.